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A medical degree usually takes six years to complete. The first year is a general course in Health Sciences and the following years are a combination of theoretical and practical learning both at university and within clinical settings – hospitals, private practices, etc. Near the end of your study you will choose an area to specialise in. This will determine the scope of your career opportunities upon graduation. For example, you may wish to be a GP, or maybe you are interested in becoming a surgeon, or work with children, etc.

In your studies you will gain an in-depth understanding of biological, behavioural and social sciences. You will learn about the normal structure, function and development of the human body and mind, as well as looking at abnormalities. You will also look at the social, cultural, political and economic factors that can affect population health. You will learn how to design strategies to improve the overall health of the community and how to treat people in an ethically, morally and culturally sensitive manner.

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